Twitter sets up Africa headquarters in Ghana

The company establishes its first physical presence on the African continent, 15 years after the launch of the micro-blogging platform.

Mar 5, 2021

Twitter CEO takes control of Jay Z’s Tidal in R4.5bn deal

The company says the deal will economically empower musicians and find new ways to support their work.


Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA

Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.

Jan 22, 2021

Hungry customers take to Twitter over Uber Eats driver protest

Frustrated and hungry Uber Eats customers were unable to place orders, as hundreds of drivers downed tools in protest against low wages.

Jan 21, 2021

MTN-backed Ayoba app targets disgruntled WhatsApp users

The Ayoba app says it’s focused on protecting users’ privacy and security, as more users become frustrated by social media firms that abuse these rights.

Jan 12, 2021

Facebook, Twitter stocks tumble after Trump ban

Twitter and Facebook stock fell drastically in pre-market trading yesterday.

Dec 3, 2020

SMS still in the game 28 years later

The first SMS was sent nearly three decades ago today, delivering a message that simply read “Merry Christmas”.


Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act

Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.

Oct 15, 2020

Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.


Girls around the world are abused on social media

New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.

Aug 3, 2020

Twitter hack masterminds charged in the US

The three suspects, two of whom are teenagers, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.

Jul 20, 2020

Twitter fights to rebuild trust after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform continues its investigation of the hacking incident, working with law enforcement in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.

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